From what we non-Americans have been able to gather about 'Thanksgiving' over the years, it's the annual time of year the whole country takes the day off work to eat large meals with their extended families and avoid talking about gun violence. Kind of like Christmas without the presents, we guess?
The rest of the world may not participate in this American tradition with rather sinister origins towards its Indigenous people (Australians have 'Australia Day' for that), yet it's hard not to relate to these 'Thanksgiving' tweets about family, food, over-eating and racist uncles.
We collected some of our faves here.
In all fairness Brits probably don't do Thanksgiving because if we had to take a day off for the anniversary of us fucking over a native people and ruining their country we'd never have to go to work.
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) November 23, 2017
there is a great tide of millenials in train stations and airports right now travelling from the only cities where they could get a job to the other cities where their parents bought a house for $5 in 1985
— Hannah Jewell (@hcjewell) November 23, 2017
disappearing to take a nap after thanksgiving dinner like a wounded animal crawling off to find a dark private place to die.
— bobby 🚽 (@bobby) November 23, 2017